Excellence in Humanities Award Session

Presentation Title

Using Primary Sources Inside of the Classroom

Presenter Information

Collier WiremanFollow

University

Shawnee State University

Major

Integrated Social Studies / AYA Education

Student Type

Undergraduate Student

Presentation Types

Oral Presentation

Keywords:

Primary sources, secondary sources, student engagement, student retention

Abstract

This study focuses on the differences between primary and secondary sources and how student engagement increases when teachers implement primary sources more often than secondary sources. For this action research project, the researcher will be collecting data from different assessments in which students will have the opportunity to use primary and secondary sources in the classroom at an equal pace. The purpose of this study is to explain why teachers should use primary sources as opposed to secondary sources because students perform better, are more engaged, and retain the information at a higher rate. This study is significant because many teachers still use secondary sources as their main source of providing information and some teachers only use secondary sources.

Human Subjects

yes

IRB Approval

no

Faculty Mentor Name

John Roush

Faculty Mentor Title

Doctor

Faculty Mentor Academic Department

School of Education

Second Faculty Mentor

Gregory Williams

Second Faculty Mentor Title

Professor

Second Faculty Mentor Department

School of Education

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Using Primary Sources Inside of the Classroom

This study focuses on the differences between primary and secondary sources and how student engagement increases when teachers implement primary sources more often than secondary sources. For this action research project, the researcher will be collecting data from different assessments in which students will have the opportunity to use primary and secondary sources in the classroom at an equal pace. The purpose of this study is to explain why teachers should use primary sources as opposed to secondary sources because students perform better, are more engaged, and retain the information at a higher rate. This study is significant because many teachers still use secondary sources as their main source of providing information and some teachers only use secondary sources.